Francesco Micheli 

Born in 1972 in Bergamo, graduated in Modern Literature, at the Scuola d’Arte Drammatica Paolo Grassi in Milan. He starts his activities as assistant of the stage director for the regional opera circuit in Tuscany and Lombardy and for the Wexford’s Festival.

He debuted as stage director with Niccolò Piccinni’s La Cantarina staged for the Sala Museum. In the same year he collaborate with Aslico for the projet Opera Domani with Gluck, Mozart, Massenet's Operas staged in Florence and Venice. He is author of new innovative works between concert and show: he wants to create a new lyric theater. In this project he collaborated with a lot of theater; he produced W Verdi in Reggio Emilia Da Vivaldi a Pasolini e da Verdi a Mina in Como and Diva in Ivrea.

He directed: Le Nozze di Figaro in Trapani, Nabucco with Aslico, Mozart e Salieri and Il piccolo Mozart with I Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan. In 2008 he directed a new staging of I puntigli delle donne for Pergolesi Spontini Festival, Tana a Candrogopoli in Montepulciano and staged a media event dedicate to Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Pesaro co-produced by Rossini Opera Festival and Sky

He wrote the libretto of I Musicanti di Brema and has also directed this opera at Teatro dal Verme in Milan. He then directed the last work of Sylvano Bussotti, Silvano Sylvano, for The Accademia di Santa in Rome, Il Turco in Italia in Vicenza and Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Alice nel paese delle meraviglie in Palermo.

In 2009, the show Bianco Rosso e Verdi, produced by Teatro Massimo in Palermo, won the Abbiati Prize for Best initiative of the year. From many years he is author for Reggio Emilia’s Opera Off an experimental opera Festival. In this festival there are performances, lessons, conferences and special television projects, including Le ragazze della via Gluck (from Orfeo ed Euridice and the saga of Ifigenia), Il Mare (from Simon Boccanegra), Viva Verdi (from Nabucco to Ernani and Don Carlo), Shakespeare vs. Verdi (from Macbeth, Otello and Falstaff), da Verdi a Mina (from La Traviata and Il Trovatore).

He is teacher of direction at Accademia di Brera and he collaborates with Sky Classic Network creating and hosting the opera’s show. Recently he has been named Artistic Director of the Sferisterio Macerata Opera Festival. Last August he directed Gounod's Roméo et Juliette in Verona, with a big success of the public and critic.

He directed La Bohème at La Fenice in Venice, staged again in April 2012 and February 2013. He will be back in Venice with a new production of Otello, then tour in Japan in July 2013: he will also stage Otello in the Courtyard of the Doge's Palace in Venice.

His recent engagements include Sogno di una notte di mezza estate with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala in collaboration with the Teatro Elfo Puccini and Claudio Ambrosini's Il Killer di parole based on a novel of Daniel Pennac, staged also at Opéra Nationale de Lorraine in Nancy.

may 2013

On Stage
Eighth Concert FilarmonicoSaturday 26 April
at 20:00
in Teatro Filarmonico
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